Astrid Ochoa is the Executive Director of Future of California Elections. Ms. Ochoa has experience in implementing statewide reforms, policy analysis, government and public relations and leading cross-sector partnerships. She helped launch Future of California Elections, an innovative cross-sector collaboration to modernize California’s elections, building the organization from the ground-up. Previously, Ms. Ochoa worked at NALEO Educational Fund leading the organization’s national redistricting community engagement strategy. Ms. Ochoa holds master’s degrees in public affairs and urban and regional planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College. Ms. Ochoa serves as Co-Chair to the California Secretary of State Language Accessibility Advisory Committee and is a former member of the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.
Rachel Sherman is the Project Manager of Future of California Elections. Ms. Sherman brings experience in administration, research, and advocacy. Ms. Sherman has served as a Human Rights Intern with IIMA, an NGO with special consultative status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council in Geneva, Switzerland and as a Special Projects Coordinator at Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Sherman holds a master’s degree in international relations with a specialization in gender studies from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in political science and Chicano studies from Loyola Marymount University.